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By Richard A. Shweder | August 23, 1991
IN THE multicultural arenas of American universities there is much controversy over the meaning and value of the phrase "white male." I recently attended several conferences on gender, race and ethnicity. At the first conference a speaker (who might be described in the vernacular of today's communal politics as a "non-Hispanic white female heterosexual feminist") declined to participate in a round-table discussion with the males in the room on the grounds that her only interest in men was as sexual objects.
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April 24, 2013
I disagree with Towson University's attempt to thwart a White Student Union. There is a Black Student Union. It's not racist. It's based on a person's heritage. And if TU holds each organization to the same rules, then I am for it. I also agree that white males are being disenfranchised. Many commercials on television and other media depict white males as, well, morons. For example, there's a popular car insurance television commercial that depicts a white male cutting a tree limb and it falls on a neighbor's car. The neighbor is a black male.
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By Robin J. Holt | November 24, 1993
THANKSGIVING once again, and I've just emerged from an interrogation by an old friend. It was one of those ritual pre-holiday questions: Are you ready for (1) Thanksgiving, (2) Christmas, (3) Guy Fawkes Day? On this occasion, my friend threw me a curve. He asked, "What are you thankful for?"I've been pondering this question ever since, and I've arrived at the conclusion that, yes, I am thankful, and I am most thankful that I was born white, male and American.No doubt some readers already have branded me racist, sexist and chauvinist.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago. Police released the images to help identify the man but said the facial features might vary. The victim is a white male and 40 to 60 years old. The victim had no upper teeth and may have worn dentures, police said. The cause of death is undetermined but police said there were no signs of foul play. The body had been in the water for a significant period.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Karen Hosler and Lyle Denniston and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | June 29, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, who said yesterday he is already "close" to picking a new Supreme Court nominee, is getting advice from some of his personal advisers to choose a minority candidate or a woman.An administration source, anonymously discussing the filtering process that is now well advanced, said top officials so far are inclined to avoid naming a white male to succeed Thurgood Marshall, the only black justice ever to sit on the court, who is retiring.But the source said that the pool of minority candidates available and acceptable to the White House appeared to be small, especially if the president's advisers were looking toward a black nominee.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago. Police released the images to help identify the man but said the facial features might vary. The victim is a white male and 40 to 60 years old. The victim had no upper teeth and may have worn dentures, police said. The cause of death is undetermined but police said there were no signs of foul play. The body had been in the water for a significant period.
NEWS
August 7, 1996
BALTIMORE COUNTY government is typical of many institutions where the power and the best-paying jobs continue to be held by white males.This is not the result of malicious discrimination. Employers tend to hire people they know. And the people they know -- friends, former colleagues -- tend to hail from the same background, racially and otherwise. One of the strongest arguments for affirmative action is that it forces employers to counter their natural gravitation toward the networks with which they are most familiar and comfortable.
NEWS
August 15, 1994
POLICE LOG* Scaggsville: 8800 block of Herons Flight: A man wearing only a ski mask was seen standing in a resident's front yard about 2 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect was only described as a white male, police said.
NEWS
November 29, 1994
POLICE LOG* Kings Contrivance: 7500 block of Indian Pipe Court: Someone pushed in a basement window and ransacked a home Thursday night or Friday morning. Missing items included computer equipment, a television, a stereo, a VCR, phones, jewelry and a coin collection. Police are looking for a white male between 30 and 40, with curly gray hair who was driving a red pickup.
NEWS
May 6, 1996
Police logEllicott City: 10000 block of Maxine St.: A neighbor heard someone knocking at the kitchen door at 1: 50 a.m. April 28 and saw someone engaged in a lewd act. The only description given was a white male.Pub Date: 5/06/96
NEWS
April 26, 2012
Back in the 1990s, when I was still a high school teacher, our faculty spent a day at Shepherd Pratt - an appropriate venue as it turned out - listening to two educators from theWashington, D.C., public schools telling us how to teach black students. The irony of being lectured on how to educate black students by people from the nation's worst school system was not lost on most of us. Now it's 2012 and the circle is completed. The state of Maryland has a black state school superintendent, Lillian Lowery, and a 12-member state Department of Education that includes not a single white male.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
Two men were stabbed and hospitalized early Monday after an ongoing dispute led to a confrontation between two groups in Columbia. Brandon Charles Kostinsky of the 3900 block of Paul Mill Road in Ellicott City and Wayland Moore of the 1000 block of Courtney Road in Baltimore were listed in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the altercation. Police said that Kostinsky, 19, went with several acquaintances to a residence in the 5300 block of Phelps Luck Drive to fight the unidentified man, who was also accompanied by several acquaintances.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | June 8, 2009
These are tough times for the middle-class white male. He discovered a vaccine for polio, split the atom and landed on the moon. But he seems to have an empathy deficiency that no multivitamin can cure. The poor guy can now add "no meaningful life story" to a list that includes sexist and clueless. I can see a third act for Defending the Caveman, the one-man show about a guy in love with a television set, in which he talks about growing up in a suburban cul-de-sac in an intact family.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | February 10, 2008
Friday morning, a few days before the Maryland presidential primary, and I'm a little grumpy. I'm not getting what I wanted. It's a lovely day, and my plans had included catching up with Kal Penn, the young actor from the Harold & Kumar film and the TV show House, as he campaigned for Barack Obama among college students here. I had imagined an inspiring atmosphere - youth, energy, humor, hope - all good stuff seldom real in an election year. Instead, I have jury duty. I have been picked to be on a jury - a personal first in 20 years of summonses.
SPORTS
By MIKE KLINGAMAN and MIKE KLINGAMAN,SUN REPORTER | January 26, 2006
What is white, male and influential enough to hire a college football coach? The athletic director. The coach he hires is usually white, too. According to a study released yesterday, an overwhelming majority of Division I-A athletic directors (85 percent) are white males - and the percentage of head football coaches who are white is higher still (96 percent). Meanwhile black head coaches have lost ground since 1998, when African-Americans held a record eight such positions in Division I-A, said Richard Lapchick, author of the 2005 report and director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2005
Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor praised Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to a reporter in Idaho soon after his selection as the president's choice to fill her seat on the Supreme Court was made public, noting, "He's good in every way, except he's not a woman." To many women, the sight of another white male receiving a lifetime appointment to the most influential court in the nation sends an upsetting message: Despite huge gains in the legal profession, where women make up 30 percent of the bar and more than 50 percent of law school classes, there are still limits, many said.
NEWS
January 26, 1996
Police logSimpsonville: 7800 block of Guilford Road: A resident heard a noise and saw an intruder, who police said entered the home through an unlocked front door Wednesday morning. Property was found scattered. Police said the intruder -- described as a white male, age 25 to 30 and wearing a light-weight flannel jacket and blue jeans -- ran from the house and fled in a whiteFord hatchback.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | March 8, 2002
I THINK another teachable moment has arrived. Allow me to explain where Maj. Donald Healy erred so that my confused and angry white brothers and sisters on talk radio might understand it. (I know, it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. As Rodney King said: "Can't we all just get along?") Let's begin, shall we? All the slower members of the class should take Major Healy's written order to his police officers -- "Every black male around this Bus Stop is to be stopped until subject is apprehended" -- and get out their Crayola crayons and color everything differently.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2001
You never stray too far from reminders that the first American mass entertainment was blackface. The fact that white interpretation of "blackness" found a big following in the first half of the 19th century has echoed continuously through the decades to now, to the day writer/performer Carl Hancock Rux stepped into the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan and checked out the exhibit called "Black Male." "What became interesting for me was that I was going to a museum to see an exhibition of myself, who I was supposed to be. That was the title of the show.
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